Worlds and European Championships
First two spots already assigned to Kostner and Marchei
Third spot: Rio or Rodeghiero
The choice will be made following these guidelines:
- ISU minimum score attained during the current or the previous season (before December 2012 for EC, February 2013 for WC)
- three different triple jumps ratified this season (no < or <<, and GOE not inferior to -2)
- best score in the SP attained in an international event this season and the Italian Championships
If the results are equal, the assignments will be split between the two skaters.
So, Russo wasn't considered from the beginning. She's very young though (15), and Rodeghiero and Rio are both much more experienced, so this choice doesn't surprise me. Being the best junior lady, she'll probably get the Junior Worlds spot.
Thank you Kalina, that makes much more sense now.